Zach Allen, DE, Boston College #2

6041, 281, 5.00

Notes: Full name is Zachary William-Jacob Allen. From New Canaan, CT. Also played tight end and lettered in basketball as a prep. Had scholarship offer from UCLA to play tight end coming out of high school. Backup and special teams contributor as a freshman in 2015; in on 2 tackles. Played in all 13 games, with one start, in 2016; posted 36 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss, 6 sacks, 4 pass breakups and 2 fumble recoveries. Started all 13 games at LDE in 2017, with 100 tackles, 15.5 TFL, 6 sacks, 4 PBU and 1 interception. In 12 games, recorded 61 tackles, 15 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 1 INT, 7 PBU, 1 forced fumble and 1 FR in 2018. Finance major. Combine – measured 6041, 281, did 24 reps, ran 5.00 forty, 1.65 10-yard split, 32-inch vertical jump, 9-4 broad jump, 4.36 20-yard shuttle, 7.34 three-cone drill.

Positives: Very productive. Nice size and above-average movement skills. Above average athlete. Can take on and disengage blockers. Can hold the edge and stack at the point of attack. Strong hands and arm use. Locates the ball well. Non-stop motor. Quick off the ball. Shows some pass rush moves and varied technique. Always hustling. Could contribute as an extra tight end on offense.

Negatives: Not an elite, quick-twitch athlete. Struggles to disengage at times and needs to develop secondary moves as a pass rusher. Lacks elite bend and flexibility.

Summary: Base defensive end who may be viewed as a better prospect inside by some teams.

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